To support growing electric demand, PSE&G has recently begun construction of a new substation located at 130 Hartford in Delran. This new station will improve performance of the electric transmission system, while maintaining safe, reliable service for area residents and businesses. The new Rancocas Substation is expected to be operational by the Summer of 2024, with landscaping and final restoration completed afterwards. An integral component of this new substation is the construction of a new underground manhole and conduit system along Hartford Rd. The underground system provides a reliable and storm-resistant pathway to bring critical power needs to the community.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How long will the underground portion of the project take to complete?
The installation of the Phase 1 manhole and conduit system is expected to be completed in early 2024. This timeline is weather-dependent based upon allowable temperatures for various materials needed for the work, as well as ensuring safe road conditions. Phase 2 work will encompass Bridgeboro Road from Hartford Road up to Route 130. PSE&G intends to start investigative work in January of 2024. At this time the manhole and conduit portion is planned for the summer of 2024 with the final restoration completed in the spring/summer of 2025.
Why does this work have to occur at night?
Burlington County approved nighttime work hours based on the Township’s concerns that including daytime traffic patterns and school transportation routes in the morning before school starts and when school is dismissed in the afternoon. The work required to install this manhole and conduit system is time-consuming and complicated. Working during restricted daytime hours of 9am to 3pm would have pushed the duration of the project from approximately three months to six months. In conclusion, based on the scope of work and restricted working hours, a collaborative decision was made to complete this portion of the project within the nighttime hours of 8pm to 6am. Full detours of Hartford Road would enable PSE&G to complete this project in the least amount of time with the least impact on the customers.
Why is the road so bumpy when traveling down Hartford?
To install the manhole and conduit system the roadway surface has to be excavated to install the system. The Contractor then temporarily repairs the roadway with a temporary asphalt material. This temporary restoration is very noticeable to the driving public as it is uncommon not to have a smooth driving surface. Once the manhole and conduit system are installed, the roadway will be fully restored to its original condition. This work will commence once restoration restrictions are removed in the Summer of 2024.
Will I lose power services because of this work?
There are no planned outages that are related to the underground manhole and conduit system. Weather and other unrelated events may cause outages, but not specific to the ongoing work.
Is there anything that can be done about the noise?
PSE&G and our Contractors are making every effort to limit the disturbances. The nature of the work is inherently loud and disruptive. PSE&G conducts daily briefings with the Contractor and reiterates that noise should be reduced whenever possible. This includes limiting truck idling when saw cutting can be done, unnecessary beeping, and being mindful of loading/unloading materials in a safe manner.
What do I do if I feel my property was damaged by the work PSE&G is conducting?
PSE&G has a dedicated claims department that fields any customer impacts. The number to call to start the process is 973-912-3843
We appreciate your patience and support as we improve your neighborhood’s and region’s electric service reliability. If you have any questions about this project, please call the project information line at 1-800-606-0045.